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Climbing Ivy by aquanut Climbing Ivy by aquanut
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Has anyone noticed that when I say that I’m going to do something, I usually tend to go ahead and do everything but that thing? Like when I say, “I’m going to be active again,” or, “I’m going to make fanart for X,” or, “I’m going to post my old Neopets doodles at a rate faster than I make new ones.” Sorry about that, but at least I’m consistent about inconsistency… or something.

In any event… the Hookshot has always been one of my favorite Zelda items, and I wanted a real one when I was a kid. I always got a thrill from firing the Hookshot in the game.

The Forest Temple is one of my favorite dungeons in OoT, but I’ve always been struck by that one open outdoor courtyard because it’s so different in atmosphere from the rest of the dungeon. It’s almost eerie because it’s such a bright, sunny sanctuary in the midst of the spooky halls and haunted paintings. I enjoy using the Hookshot in that area, hence this.
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DarkShade-JA Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I like the theme of forest temple that gives the chill in the atmosphere hahah
TigerRose13 Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God, the Forest Temple...The background music scared the crap out of me when I was there.  The whooshing sound of the Wallmasters approaching didn't help, either.  The battle against Phantom Ganon was pretty cool, though.  And I loved the scene with the Deku Tree Sprout after I cleared the temple.  :-)
aquanut Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Deku Tree Sprout is one of my favorite cutscenes too, haha, it's amusing and the sprout is so cute. xD Wallmasters will always be one of the most terrifying/annoying Zelda enemies, though, right up there with Redeads. :P The Forest Temple admittedly can be pretty creepy, though in a cool way I thought. For some reason the part that made me most nervous was that block maze area with the bubbles floating around; I found it claustrophobic or something.
I thought it was called a clawshot... But I played only Twilight Princess and I started Skyward Sword. Can you tell me from which game is this pic? :D 
aquanut Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ocarina of Time, where it was called a Hookshot, and Longshot after it was upgraded. =)
Steamland Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
this sitll looks like  an animated screen shot to a BAD ASS  ZELDA ANIEM! 
Oh I see :) Thanks for information ^^
Yeah, the Forest Temple is my favorite dungeon in Oot as well, both because of the eerie, surreal atmosphere (helped by the fact that you're already in a strange new world as Adult Link) and because the game's already given you a really strong emotional connection to Saria and the Lost Woods before sending you into it as a dungeon.

Also, timeline-wise I think the Forest Temple and the Skyview Temple are the same place.
This is extremely well done! I even recognized the temple before reading the comments. x3 I really love the style that you used for this piece. :D
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